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Word HELP!

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by tripwire45, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. tripwire45
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    One of the users created a form in Word. Now she wants to "fill it out" but of course, when she tries to type something on one of the lines such as typing in the date, everything else on the line shifts. I know there must be a way that this form can be saved so that it's static and then can be filled out in the computer but I don't recall how to do this. Need expert MOUS help, please. Thank you.
     
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  2. Rosy
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    Sound like the user has created this by either using formatted tabs or spaces underlined and this then means that everything else will move across????

    Are they aware that there is a fields feature within word that allows them to create forms for them and lock them so that they are static?
     
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    If you are trying to lock the form then you need to bring up the forms toolbar and the lock button is on there. First you need to set the properties for the form field though (you can do this by double clicking the field) so that you can only type in soo many characters, etc.

    HTH
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Ok, Master Instructor. What I need is a step by step guide (how would I even find the forms toolbar!) on how I do all this and show her.

    Imagine that you are showing a person who doesn't know squat about this. Don't assume that they know how to get to different features. That would be a huge help to me.

    Thanks. :)
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    Thanks. I'll print it off and take it up to the young lady and see if we can't solve this problem.
     
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    Well it was interesting. In an effort to get this thing done ASAP I just printed out the document and took it to the user without going over it first. Bad mistake. We both ended up fumbling all over her form trying to get it to work. We "sort of" got a start on it but agree to have her work on it as she has time (her phone was ringing off the hook while I was there). This is probably the reason why I'm not attracted to the MOUS cert. :oops:
     
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  8. Rosy
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    Inform your user not to worry if she is struggling with it as it is an advanced featue of word and so can be a bit tricky if never done before. The instructions Si gave you look good, however if you need any more help with this feature let me know!!
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Thanks, Rosy. I appreciate you and Si helping out. I took a class in Word about three years ago but haven't used much of it. Like most users, I only use Word for a narrow range of activities (although, it's expanding). :)
     
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